Ontario is nestled on the lush banks of the Snake River and is proud to be the first Oregon city you encounter when traveling west from the Idaho border. Once you enter the uniquely rugged landscape of the Treasure Valley, you will come to understand why many people never want to leave. Those who choose to live here understand the meaning and importance of a quality, family oriented lifestyle. Thus, the community reflects the energy, distinction and diversity of the surrounding geography.
Ontario is the kind of laid-back town you dream about when you want to get away from the hectic schedule of a busy, big-city lifestyle. It is a town where you will find the people are genuine, authentic, friendly and down to earth. It is a town with a fascinating history, rich traditions and a diverse population.
Ontario boasts a myriad of recreational activities for all ages, interests and skill levels within driving distance from its downtown area. Here, you can enjoy: cycling, mountain biking, hiking, golfing, camping, sport fishing, bird watching, kayaking, river rafting, horseback riding and much more.
Ontario is situated only two hours from four separate ski resorts. You can not only downhill ski to your heart’s content, but also snowmobile, cross country ski and ice skate as well. There are also 61 acres of lush parks within the city, so there are many opportunities to enjoy the landscape.
Ontario is a city full of things to do and places to see with four distinct and beautiful seasons. Anytime you choose to visit will be the perfect time.
Demographic Profile of Ontario
As a border town, the City of Ontario is very unique in that it has a night time population of about 11,000 people and a day time population that is estimated at 60,000 people. Ontario, Oregon is the central hub of the Western Treasure Valley.
Ontario Population: 11,435
Malheur County Population: 31,865
Service Area: 80,000
Time Zone: Mountain
January Climate: 18° to 34° F
April Climate: 37° to 65° F
July Climate: 57° to 93° F
October Climate: 34° to 66° F
Annual Precipitation: 9.4 inches
Sales Tax: None
Oregon Personal Income Tax: 9%*
Oregon Corporate Income Tax: 6.6%*
*See Oregon’s Tax Law
For a more extensive demographics profile contact the Ontario Area Chamber office or the Malheur Economic Development office.
Ontario Area Chamber/V&C Bureau
Address: 251 SW 9th St, Ontario, OR 97914